How to Protect Your Horse and Yourself on Rainy Days

Carhartt Rain Defender / Crafted in Carhartt
Carhartt Rain Defender / Crafted in Carhartt
Carhartt Rain Defender / Crafted in Carhartt
Carhartt Rain Defender / Crafted in Carhartt
Carhartt Rain Defender / Crafted in Carhartt
Carhartt Rain Defender / Crafted in Carhartt
Carhartt Rain Defender / Crafted in Carhartt

It looks like winter is trying to barge into fall this year. Cold drizzles and stormy skies may loom, but Carhartt Rain Defender®’s got you covered. Horses still get hungry when it’s raining, stalls still need to be mucked, and you still need to get out there and work. Just ask Ellen and Jupiter, water rolls right off this Quick Duck® Jefferson Jacket letting you focus on the tasks at hand.

It’s important to keep horses well exercised, happy, and healthy even when the weather isn’t agreeable. Make sure they’re well fed; this helps keep them warm during the digestion process. It’s true that horses can handle lower temperatures than humans, but when it’s really chilly a blanket or extra hay are good solutions. Keep the blankets dry; a wet blanket has bad connotations for a reason. When resting against your pal’s back for too long, rain rot skin disease becomes a greater risk. To further prevent rain rot, groom your horse often, removing any scab-like lesions along the way. Don’t share grooming tools amongst your animals and keep things clean and dry.

Take a look at the Carhartt Women’s Rain Defender® line here.

Rain, Rain, It’s Okay

Seattle rain and Carhartt

Seattle rain and CarharttSeattle rain and Carhartt

Seattle rain and Carhartt

Seattle rain and Carhartt

Seattle rain and Carhartt

Seattle rain and Carhartt

Seattle is a great city. There’s so much to see and do. Seattle is also known for grey skies and lots of rainy days. It’s best to leave the house everyday prepared for the typical weather. A local told me that they can spot tourists a mile away by the tale-tale sign of the umbrellas they carry. Apparently people who live in Seattle gave up on umbrellas a long time ago. It’s easier for them to simply wear waterproof clothing. This brings me to the jacket I wore around the wonderfully wet city last week. Carhartt’s Cascade Jacket for women is the best rain jacket that I’ve ever owned. Trust me, water isn’t going to touch you in that thing. The Dura-Dry breathable fabric keeps you warm without making you sweat like crazy, the hood detaches, there are a ton of pockets, and there are cords and straps on the hood and sleeves so you can adjust it to your liking.